Food Inspection conducted in one of
the food shops in town.
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License Inspection Services:
A health report has to be issued before a licence can be granted, renewed, transferred or
removed. Application forms to request for inspections are available in the Environmental
Health Services Department and online. The applicant should ensure that premises are in
good condition and sanitary facilities are in place before submitting an application to avoid
unnecessary delays and costs.
All food premises are graded in Mbabane and the idea was conceptualized in 1997.
This is done for the following reasons:
To ensure that the condition of the food outlet is known by the customer prior to making
To promote food hygiene in food outlets
To ensure that the Public Health Act of 1969, the Public Health (Food Hygiene)
Regulations of 1973 and other relevant regulation are complied with.
Food premises include:
How is grading done?
The food premises are graded twice a year using an audit/score sheet. The audit/score
sheets are made in accordance to the type of food outlet. There are given points for each
area of inspection and during the grading exercise the food premises either scores the
given score or less. It is important to note that the audit/score form is made in accordance
with the Public Health (Food Hygiene) Regulations of 1973.
The scores obtained are then totalled and the grade is then decided upon using the total
number of points obtained.
Grades are as follows:
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